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SCART to HDMI CONVERTER TO UPSCALE SKY Wii to 1080p HD

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Found 8th Nov 2008
hi this is my first post so i hope it is correct.
My hubby has mentioned he wants above for xmas! As i have no idea what it is or where to start looking for one i thought i would ask here. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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It is not worth the effort or expense.

A SCART leads provides component, RGB or S-Video signals. These are analogue signals so an analogue to digital conversion is required. This is a process that requires capturing the signal at certain resolutions and encoding it in a digital format which results in a delay as the encoding process requires buffering of the data. This buffering will cause latency so if you were using a games console for example, controlling your characters in a game would appear to have a delay of a few seconds. Similarly connecting a set top box results in delays after remote control presses. As audio also requires conversion for output through HDMI there is further encoding and further buffering to ensure there are no lip synchronisation issues.

Furthermore, as SCART has 3 video types, the conversion needs to accept the correct video input. If the SCART outputs composite only, then a converter which accepts an S Video input, say, will not work.

HDMI is a connector but does not guarantee the quality of a picture. What goes in is what comes out and consequently the converted signal from SCART may simply be upscaled without any pre or post processing. If this is the case, the upscaling will result in a very poor picture.

To exacerbate matters, all this will cost well in excess of £100 and more if pre and post processing is required.

i agree with elliotC
its like changing the body of your corsa to a ferrari, you got the piece but you havent got the performance.

For the wii i use the component cable (as its the highest quality you can get for the wii) The component cable can be bought from all game stores and is a five wire kit 15-25 quid for the thing.
Dont know the technicallities of sky so wont comment.

Get him a Sky+HD box and Wii component leads for xmas!

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£17.99(+ cashback from quidco)
The Wii Component Cable links your Wii console to your TV, allowing you to view and enjoy your games with the best possible image display. Component video splits the signal into three separate channels of video information for the ultimate connection quality. The cable includes five connectors - three for video, and two for left and right stereo audio. Cable length is approximately 2.5 metres. Before using the Wii Component Cable, make sure your TV can accept component video connections - they are usually marked Y, PB, PR and are coloured green, blue and red.

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http://www.play.com/Games/Wii/4-/3256660/Official-Nintendo-Wii-Component-Video-Cable/Product.html£17.99(+ cashback from quidco)The Wii Component Cable links your Wii console to your TV, allowing you to view and enjoy your games with the best possible image display. Component video splits the signal into three separate channels of video information for the ultimate connection quality. The cable includes five connectors - three for video, and two for left and right stereo audio. Cable length is approximately 2.5 metres. Before using the Wii Component Cable, make sure your TV can accept component video connections - they are usually marked Y, PB, PR and are coloured green, blue and red.



i think this allows the wii to output in 540p? which is as good as it gets. Its what i use...looks ok.

Original Poster

thanks for replies. i've still not got a clue what it all means but understand its not worth it! I will tell hubby what you have all said.

this is the one he was looking at on ebay.
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dont know if i have done this right:roll:

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i think this allows the wii to output in 540p? which is as good as it … i think this allows the wii to output in 540p? which is as good as it gets. Its what i use...looks ok.



I think it's 480p (other two are 576i/50Hz and 480i/60Hz), but not going to split hairs :p. The component output set at 480p makes a big difference on larger screen LCDs/Plasmas.

its the best that the wii is capable of displaying. not complaining like, i can see whats going on, ha ha.

Original Poster

hi, thanks for the replies. Still not really sure what it is, but as you are all saying the same kind of thing, think i will leave it. Will look into the Wii Component Cable. thanks again.
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